November 7, 2006
When Linde and BOC Group collaborated to form The Linde Group, a portion of the business was required to be divested in accordance with an order issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This separate business, known as the Bulk Business Group (BBG), is the fifth-largest producer of merchant liquid products in the U.S.
BBG continues to operate as part of Linde Gas LLC until it is sold to a qualified buyer. The FTC requires Linde to divest eight air separation plants and three terminals, including the LOX, LIN, and LAR customers they serve.